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Everyday Leaders at Vanderbilt

The Office of Student Leadership Development would like to recognize the everyday leaders at Vanderbilt University. We believe that everyone can be a leader, and demonstrate qualities like accountability, ethical behavior, and communication, regardless of position or title. We want you to nominate a peer who you believe is an everyday leader TODAY! Click here…


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Leadership Is…

Leadership is… What is leadership? That’s a pretty big question, and one with a lot of potential answers. In our office, the Leadership Excellence Philosophy Statement serves as our guiding definition but we wanted to know what some students and staff at Vanderbilt think.  So at our Open House event last week, we asked. Here…


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Leadership One Base At A Time

The concept of leadership can be very complex.  We cannot assign a single definition to this word nor can we demonstrate it in a single attempt.  If practiced, it requires you to remain committed and one cannot expect to practice it the same way twice.  But there are ways to make it easier to understand. Director of…


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Stop Talking and Listen

It is pretty rare that someone renders me speechless. Whether in a class discussion or a personal conversation, I always have something to say. It doesn’t matter if the topic is something I consider myself knowledgeable about or if it is a news article I haven’t read—you can count on me to contribute. Maybe I…


No Matter How Small…

As I look and reflect on the community service that I was involved in, I always remember feeling a sense of accomplishment.  I get a feeling that what I do actually makes a difference in the world. In relation to leadership,service to the community is a great reminder that credentials are not necessary to make…


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Actually, The World Does Revolve Around Me (but only if I want it to)

If you’re anything like me, you float into the summer in search of the opportunity to renew yourself, to refresh, to re-up, to find your center, get some rest, and prioritize yourself in your everyday life. Because of how awesome you feel during the summer, you pledge to give your personal development more attention when…


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Permission to Take Candy from Strangers

Watch “Everyday Leadership” by Drew Dudley also featured on our Facebook Page and below this paragraph. Seriously, it will be a great usage of six minutes of your time. Who doesn’t love a TED Talk? Did you watch? If so, keep reading. If not, return to the beginning of the blog. Thanks! Have you ever…


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Student Leadership Development Blog

Welcome to the Student Leadership Development Blog! I’m Krystal Clark and I serve as the Associate Director of our office. Our staff is completed by Wil De Los Santos, Program Coordinator, Brandie Vanorder, who serves as our Graduate Assistant, and Andrea Wall as our Administrative Assistant. We’re located in Sarratt 339 and our doors are…


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New Offices Created To Strengthen Diversity Education, Leadership Development Among Students

Kara Furlong, Editor for integrated communications/My VU writes about creation of new offices to strengthen diversity education and leadership development among students. Read the full story.